It’s a well-known fact that Singaporeans love their food (and have even coined it a national past-time!). Weekend brunches here have become quite an institution, and are usually a good excuse to while away lazy weekend mornings with loved ones. Brunch during the Easter weekend however, is on a whole other level – restaurants here usually pull out the stops to make their feast a family-friendly, indulgent and activity-packed one. From best dressed competitions and treasure hunts for egg-shaped chocolates to all-you-can-eat spreads of meats and seafood, here are some places you should consider for the Easter weekend this year (2 to 4 April 2021).
1. Alley on 25
This Easter, indulge in a hearty lunch spread at this convivial eatery at Andaz Singapore, where you get unlimited servings of meats ranging from an assortment of gourmet sausages to roasted lamb leg and honey baked ham, as well as fresh seafood on ice. There’s also a speciality cage-free eggs at the egg station, such as Bacon & Egg Cup; Baked Avocado & Egg; and Avruga Caviar Egg to suit the occasion, and you can tuck in to your heart’s content with unlimited servings of cold cuts and assorted bread and cheese. For mains (limited to one portion per diner), standouts include the Beef Burger with Seared Foie Gras, Lobster Mac & Cheese and Grilled Jerk Chicken that’s marinated for 48 hours using five-spice powder, all-spice and nutmeg, and charred to perfection. End off the meal with a free-flow of sweet treats such as the Garden in a Glass, Mud Cake, Carrot Cake and Easter Chocolates. Available on 3 and 4 April 2021.
The elegant restaurant’s 10-course Easter lunch set, available from 2 to 4 April 2021, is a nod to European familial traditions. Dishes such as Assorted Cold Cuts and Cheeses pay homage to European farming traditions when various pork products finish curing around Easter, while the Puffy Pastry, also commonly known as the Easter Pie, is a typical savoury pastry made at home by Italian mamas to celebrate the holy day. Tablescape’s version comes stuffed with cheeses and meats, with the addition of black truffle for added flavour. Other dishes include roasted lamb leg, a customary protein for Easter meals; Pork Belly Roulade, served with roast potatoes and grilled vegetables; Seafood Salad with octopus, squid, clams and mussels; as well as a selection of European traditional Easter cakes and fragrant spiced Hot Cross Buns for dessert.
Easter brunch is a celebratory affair best had with your loved ones. Brasserie Les Saveurs’ offerings, available only on 4 April 2021, involve a mix of small and large communal plates served to your table. These include seafood and sashimi platters; a savoury Foie Gras Terrine with Fruit Chutney and Brioche Bread; Beef Tartare with Red Radish and Soft Egg Yolk; and entrees of Crab Salad with Avruga Pearls and Lobster Bisque Espuma with Crab Meat and Salted Egg. These are complemented by the choice of one main course per person – Lamb Saddle with Mediterranean Herbs, Pan Seared Sea Bass with Sautéed Green Vegetables, or Impossible Meat with Globe Artichoke. For desserts, the little ones can get creative by decorating their own chocolate Easter eggs with condiments, while adults can take their pick from a roving dessert trolley seated with sublime dessert creations such as Easter Egg Tiramisu, Chestnut Citrus Tart; Crêpes Suzette and a creamy nitrogen ice cream. Complement your meal with flutes of champagne or a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Reserve here.
The drool-worthy Easter feast at SO/ Singapore’s all-day restaurant-bar features an Instagram-worthy brunch tower made for sharing and served to your table. It’s heaped with delicious creations such as Charcuterie & Cheese, Devilled Eggs, Bacon & Leek Quiche, Chicken Liver Mousse on Sour Dough Toast, Garlic Butter Roasted Boston Lobster, Grilled King Prawn with Sweet Sauce, Sambal Sting Ray and Hot Cross Buns. Make sure you leave space for the bottomless carving station; highlights include a Spiced Roasted Pork Rack, Whole Butter Roasted Chicken and Mustard & Herb Marinated Australian Ribeye served with Braised Red Cabbage & Mashed Potato. Available on 3 and 4 April 2021, you can make it a celebration by topping up for free-flow Prosecco, wine & beers or Champagne. Bonus: The best-dressed couple wins a 2D1N stay at SO/ Bangkok, so make sure you dress to impress. Book here.
Feasting here comes with a bonus – a spectacular view of Singapore’s gorgeous cityscape. Its Easter rendition of its popular Sunday Champagne Brunch comes with delectable dishes such as Rack of Lamb with rosemary salsa verde, roasted garlic and grilled lemon; a whole roasted branzino (European bass) with lemon vinaigrette; devilled eggs with tonnato and fried capers, stuffed artichokes with Grana Padano and garlic bread crumbs; and a selection of Easter-themed desserts. Served a la carte tableside, brunch will also feature regular staples including fresh seafood from the raw bar, Italian American favourites, and free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Peroni beer, and cocktails such as Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Singapore Slings.
The hotel’s Easter Fantasy Bonanza on 4 April 2021 is a fun-filled one for the entire family. The theme is “Crazy Rich Families” so join in the fun by putting on your fanciest holiday-appropriate outfits and strut your stuff as a family. The best-dressed family stand to win prizes worth over S$800, including a night’s stay at Hotel Fort Canning and a gift hamper from WE Cinemas. Kids will receive a door gift that will include eggs and a sticker set for them to decorate the eggs with. At the event, enjoy a four-course lunch menu in the park that will feature lobster miso soup, herb-crusted lamb loin, and sous vide chicken egg with asparagus cured ham. Young ones also get to enjoy their own special all-you-can-eat menu that includes comfort food such as mac and cheese, mini meatball pasta and burnt cheesecake.
This modern European restaurant is keeping things simple – but no less hearty – with two celebratory platters (both ideal for two diners to share) to choose from. The Family Favourite Platter is brimming with delights such as Smoked Salmon and Guacamole Croissant, French Toast, Mini Omelette, Sauteed Mushrooms and Chicken Chipolata Sausage; while the Fantastic Feast Platter comes with Eggs Benedict with Pork Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Sauteed Mushrooms, Crispy Bacon and Pork Bratwurst. Both sets are accompanied by Confit Tomatoes, Potato Rosti, Bircher Muesli, Multigrain Bread and greens. Available only on 4 April 2021.
The Italian eatery’s Easter Brunch on 4 April 2021 promises a veritable feast of Italian classics that will feel like you just got transported to an Italian grandma’s kitchen. Look forward to a casual free-flow style meal of traditional favourites that have been given an elevated twist by chef Simone Fraternali, while enjoying the cosy setting of dark wood interiors and warm lighting. A must-try item is the Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, which is a festive favourite, as well as seasonal Spring ingredients such as white asparagus and artichoke.
9. Ash & Elm
InterContinental Singapore’s Ash & Elm is serving up a decadent champagne brunch of succulent roasts, luscious caviar, and premium seafood on ice from 2 April to 4 April. Enjoy multiple servings of the Easter Roast of Herbs Crust Roasted Lamb Leg from a wagon and take your pick from an extensive selection of cheeses from France, Italy, United Kingdom and New Zealand, offered on a roving trolley. Other savouries include Foie Gras a la Plancha with Spicy Orange Marmalade and Smoked Honey-Glazed Pork Ham. End on a sweet note with Easter-themed desserts including Manjari Creme Brulee, Pistachio Eclair with Berries Compote, Chocolate Flower Pot and Bunny Cupcake.
The Halal-certified all-day restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has prepared some Easter highlights to complement their already-extensive buffet menu. Enjoy treats such as freshly baked Hot Cross Buns and Pumpkin Pie, as well as special Easter Cookies in the shape of adorable bunnies that the little ones will love. This is on top of crowd favourites such as Seafood On Ice, Salmon Sashimi and Chilli Crab as well as local sweets like Ice Cream served with Wafer Biscuits or Rainbow-coloured Bread and Durian Pengat (a traditional Malay dessert where the King of Fruits is prepared with coconut cream). Be sure to leave some space for Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s Signature Laksa, a moreish dish that is sure to hit the spot. Available from 2 to 4 April 2021.
Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.